Turkish press history between 1976 and 1989, are now for sale.
The naming rights of the legendary press organization AKAJANS, which made its mark in Turkish press history between 1976 and 1989, are now being offered for sale on one of Turkey's leading advertisement platforms. The requested amount for the AKAJANS brand is approximately 1 million dollars.
The announcement on the Sahibinden.com platform, titled "The naming rights of the legendary news agency AKAJANS are now for sale!" begins with the following statement:
"The legendary news agency of the years 1976-1989 is reborn with its strong legacy!
The AKAJANS brand is seeking its new owner!
The naming rights of the legendary news agency AKAJANS are now up for sale!
AKAJANS's brand-patent information and related documents are offered to investors interested in the press sector!
Let's revive the legendary news agency together!"
In the beginning of our news, it was reported that the requested amount for the brand was approximately 1 million dollars. However, the net amount requested in the advertisement is 26 million 500 thousand Turkish Lira. The owner of the legendary media organization's brand, a media investor, has assigned this price to the AKAJANS (The "Akdeniz Haber Ajansı" is the Mediterranean News Agency.) brand.
AKAJANS' Legendary History
The advertisement also includes a detailed history of AKAJANS. In this comprehensive history, it is stated that AKAJANS was founded with great enthusiasm in Istanbul on April 29, 1976, and the following is recorded:
"Established by journalists Uğur Reyhan, Ömer Doğan Öztürkmen, Özcan Ergüder, and Kemalettin Özbayraç under the name of Akdeniz Haber Ajansı A.Ş., this agency began its operations with the aim of providing news and photo services to the Tercüman newspaper.
The birth of AKAJANS gained official recognition with the Articles of Association published in the Trade Registry Gazette dated April 29, 1976. The purpose stated in the Articles was quite thrilling:
'Domestically and internationally, collecting current, classic, themed, or unthemed news through radio, television, and all kinds of print media outlets and mass communication tools, and reflecting these through audio, voice, visual, or written press means in political, social, economic, technical, and all kinds of areas and contexts in Turkey and the world to inform the public; to produce, import, export, market, and trade the necessary tools, techniques, electronic devices, and materials for this purpose.'
AKAJANS breathed new life into the world of news and communication, accelerating the flow of information through mass media and contributing to public awareness. Thanks to the vision and determination of the entire team, including the founders, AKAJANS enthusiastically fulfilled its mission of bringing Turkey and the world's news to the people.
AKAJANS, just a few years after its establishment, spread across Turkey like a breeze and internationally opened offices in prestigious cities such as Frankfurt, Washington, Paris, The Hague, Zurich, Athens, London, and Nicosia.
In 1982, in Germany, a new excitement led to the establishment of the "AK-Nachrichten Agentur" news service. To provide a fast news flow, teleprinter and fax channels were kept open between Ankara-Istanbul, Ankara-Adana, Izmir-Istanbul, and Istanbul-Frankfurt around the clock. During this period, AKAJANS collaborated with the American UPI agency, presenting impressive examples of journalism with its strong team of over 500 correspondents.
However, dealing with economic challenges is never easy. As a result, AKAJANS had to close its offices in foreign countries and across Turkey, and unfortunately began to lose its impact. In November 1989, only the central office in Ankara remained open, continuing to provide local news service to Tercüman newspaper.
Since the 2000s, AKAJANS has continued with new brand ownership.
AKAJANS, with new investors aiming to invest in the media sector, is poised to make its mark on the 2000s with the strength it inherited from its legendary past!"
Goods and Services
The AKAJANS brand is registered within certain commodity classes. The brand's trademark registration document prepared by the Turkish Patent and Trademark Office (TURKPATENT), which the media investor holding the brand rights has included in the advertisement, is dated November 25, 2015.
"According to the Decree-Law No. 556 on the Protection of Trademarks, it was registered on 27/07/2016, for a duration of TEN YEARS from 25/11/2015, as indicated in the registration document. The commodity classes of the brand are 38, 41, 42. What these commodity classes encompass is also listed on the second page of the Trademark Registration Certificate."
Turkish Patent and Trademark Office (TURKPATENT) Registration No. 2015 96575
Class Goods and Services
38 Radio and television broadcasting services. Communication services (including internet service provision). News agency services.
41 Education and teaching services. Organization of symposia, conferences, congresses, and seminars, administrative services. Sports, cultural, and entertainment services (including ticketing services for cultural and entertainment events such as cinema, sports events, theater, museums, concerts). Services related to the preparation and distribution of publications such as magazines, books, newspapers, etc. (including the provision of these services via global communication networks). Film, television, and radio program production services. News reporting services, photo-reporting services. Photography services. Translation services.
42 Scientific and industrial research and examination services; engineering services, engineering and architectural design services, testing of goods/services for quality and standard certification purposes. Computer services: computer programming, virus protection for computers, computer system design, design, maintenance, and updating of websites for others, software design, rental, and updating, providing internet search engines, hosting, consultancy in the field of computer hardware, computer hardware rental services. Design services of all kinds not included in engineering, architecture, and computer services; graphic art design services. Services for certifying the authenticity of works of art.
You can access the advertisement related to AKAJANS on Sahibinden.com through this link.